Two Harbors Events For more information on events in Two Harbors, call 310.510.4215 or go to June 2019 6.1 | SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL Tastings on the beach, live music. July 2019 7.5 | TWO HARBORS FIREWORKS SHOW Fireworks begin at dark over Isthmus Harbor. August 2019 8.31 | JIMMY WALKER BUFFALO-CHIP TOSS Compete for the longest toss. September 2019 9.7 | MICROBREW FEST Microbrews and music. Tickets go on sale August 1. October 2019 10.3–6 | BUCCANEER DAYS Dress like a pirate at this weekend event that includes treasure hunts, costume contests, food, music and fun. November 2019 11.28 | THANKSGIVING ISLAND STYLE Reservations required; call Harbor Reef Restaurant. December 2019 12.31 | NEW YEAR’S EVE For reservations, call Harbor Reef Restaurant. Ongoing HISTORY OF CATALINA EXHIBIT Exhibit details the island’s history from its discovery 8,000 years ago to William Wrigley’s purchase of it and its rise as Hollywood’s favorite vacation spot. FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM Eclectic events, from 6–9pm on the first Friday of each month, encourage residents and visitors to explore the museum’s galleries, digital theater and plazas. BIRD PARK: AN AVIARY FOR AVALON’S CELEBRITY BIRDS Exhibition showcases Avalon’s onetime bird sanctuary that was home to thousands of species of rare and exotic birds. Closes August, 2019. February 2019 2.16, 2019–1.19, 2020 WRIGLEY’S CATALINA: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Exhibit highlights William Wrigley Jr.’s ambitious improvements and transformation of Catalina into “the most popular pleasure resort in the world.” March 2019 3.2019–3.2020 ELIZABETH TURK: TIPPING POINTS In this exhibit, inspired by recordings of extinct birds, Elizabeth Turk creates a metal maze of sculptural forms in which the audience becomes both victim and aggressor in the fate of our planet. The interactive moments become even more evocative after dark. Tip a Glass at Tipping Points, Thursdays 6.20–9.5, 2019 till 9pm. May 2019 5.17 | HARRY HOUDINI’S GRIM GAME A special 100th anniversary celebration of the recently restored silent film starring escape artist Harry Houdini. Featuring live musical accompaniment by composer Michael Mortilla. 5.18 | 32ND SILENT FILM BENEFIT Celebrate one of the world’s longest-running celebrations of silent film with a screening of the 1929 film Why Be Good? starring Colleen Moore in the historic Avalon Casino Theater with live musical accompaniment. June 2019 6.2 | CHARLES PHOENIX: CATALINALAND Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, presents a live retro slideshow performance celebrating SoCal’s Enchanted Island in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre. Afterparty at the museum. 6.26 | EASY COME, EASY GO Movies at the Museum series features this 1967 film starring Elvis Presley. July 2019 7.10 | JUPITER’S DARLING Movies at the Museum series features Jupiter’s Darling, which was partially filmed on Catalina Island and features Esther Williams and Howard Keel. 7.24 | WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Movies at the Museum series features the 1988 film that combines live-action and animated characters. Roger Rabbit is accused of murder and at one point talks about escaping to Catalina Island. August 2019 8.7 | BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE Movies at the Museum series features this Michael Caine and Sally Field film that includes water scenes filmed off Catalina Island. 8.21 | MULTIPLICITY This science fiction film, starring Michael Keaton and Andie McDowell, includes segments in which Keaton dreams about taking his wife to Catalina for a romantic getaway. September 2019 9.6–EARLY 2020 ESTHER WILLIAMS: THE SWIMMING QUEEN OF THE BIG SCREEN In this exhibit, the life of champion swimmer and Hollywood actress Esther Williams is chronicled. Imagery from Jupiter’s Darling, filmed on the Island, is included. 9.21 | NATIONAL MUSEUM DAY Catalina Island Museum celebrates National Museum Day, with entry free to the public. Museum Events For more details on Catalina Island Museum events go to or call 310.510.2414 66 CATALINA EXPRESS MAGAZINE 2019–2020